Items tagged: Champaign

UPDATE – Market Place Mall Abduction

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of EDUARDO GUERRO CORTEZ, for Aggravated Battery, a Class Three Felony, with a bond of $1,000,000. Eduardo Guerro Cortez is a suspect who is sought in the alleged abduction of MONICA RAMIREZ, 19, of Champaign. The abduction occurred at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m….
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Dangerous Tree on West Maple

Neighborhood Code Compliance received a complaint of a dangerous tree in the 800 block of West Maple on Friday, May 23, 2014. The complainant stated they thought the tree had been hit by lightning causing a large limb to crack. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver reviewed the tree and confirmed the limb was broken but…
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Market Place Mall Abduction Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction that occurred just outside the North-East entrance to JC Penney at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m. Champaign Police responded and learned that the 19 year-old female victim was outside Market Place with another 22 year-old male friend when they were approached by three male…
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Champaign and Urbana Police Investigate Multiple Drug-Related Overdoses

Recently, both the Champaign and Urbana Police Departments (IL) have responded to multiple calls for service involving apparent heroin or other drug-related overdoses. Two of the Champaign calls involved drug-related deaths and two were for overdoses. According to Urbana Police Chief Patrick Connolly, Urbana officers have also noted a significant increase in the number of…
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EXTENDED – Call for Nominations: Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA)

Contact:   City of Champaign Community Relations Office, Phone:  217.403.8830, Fax:  217.403.8835   EXTENDED – 2014 CHAMPAIGN URBANA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Cities of Champaign and Urbana have extended the nomination deadline and will continue to accept nominations for the 12th Annual Champaign Urbana International Humanitarian Awards.  Award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 25, 2014, at…
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Police Department Employee Awards

On June 3, 2014, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception.  Award recipients for 2013 are: Officer of the Year:  Ed Wachala Employee of the Year:  Laurie Curatolo Valor Awards:  Dave McLearin, Geoff Coon Lifesaving: Jonathon Westfield, Chris Young, Cory Phenicie, Brad Krauel, and Bill Killin Commendation Awards Brian…
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Enforcement to Reduce Celebratory Gunfire during 4th of July Holiday Season

Champaign Police Department to Enforce Reduction of Celebratory Gunfire during the July 4th Holiday Season What:  Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it can often have tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged…
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City of Champaign Approved for $3.5 Million Section 108 Loan

HUD APPROVES $3,524,000 LOAN GUARANTEE TO CHAMPAIGN, IL The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has approved a $3.5 million loan guarantee under Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to the City of Champaign to provide financial assistance for the Bristol Park…
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Champaign Hosts National HOME Investment Partnership Program Training

The City of Champaign hosted a training course from the National Community Development Association (NCDA) focused on practitioners in the federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME program).  The three day course included 18 practitioners from around the country and three local staff.  The event was offered at the Champaign Police Department, which provided great accommodations…
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